If you are the one who is planning to renovate your kitchen then this article will surely help you to choose your countertop material.
Kitchen is the center of attraction in any home, whether it is small or large in size.
If your kitchen is made of kadappa, green marble or any other material, now it’s time to make over your kitchen.
Replacing cracked, scratched, dull or just plain unattractive countertop can change look & feel of your kitchen.
There are many options available for kitchen countertop material, but we have chosen top 5 materials for you which are trending in 2017.
Here they are…
1. Black Granite
2. Nano White Marble
3. Corian (acrylic solid surface)
4. Italian Granite
1. Black Granite
Black granite is natural stone comes with its unique black color & veins in every slab. Black granite is available in many variants like Absolute Black, Black Galaxy and Telephone Black etc.
Black granite is first choice in our list, because it is rough & tough for use in Indian kitchen.
1. Black granite gels with any of your wall tiles and furniture like shutters and drawers.
2. It is fully scratch proof and stain resistant granite.
3. Heat, cuts & scratches doesn’t affect the granite top.
4. Original shine last for many years.
5. Almost zero maintenance required and easily repairable if damaged.
Price: Rs.150 per square foot
Thickness: 16 TO 18MM
Installation Cost: Rs.1700 to Rs.2250 per sq.ft (with material & labour)
2. Nano White Marble
Nano white is artificial marble which is imported from china. Nano white marble is also known as G3, G4 & G5. The name suggests that it is available in shiny pure white color only.
Many home owners don’t like white color for kitchen because of the maintenance, but here if you maintain it properly then it looks elegant in your kitchen which can change the whole look.
Nano white countertop is an alternative, because pure white natural marble and granite isn’t available in market. So if you have designed your home on white theme base then nano white is the option for you.
1. Rough and tough material.
2. Long lasting and durable.
3. Use it anywhere like flooring, window frame, door frame etc.
Price: Rs.350 to Rs.450 per square foot
Thickness: 18mm / 20mm
Installation Cost: Rs.2400 to Rs.3400 per sq.ft (with material & labour)
3. Corian – (Acrylic solid surface)
Corian has large variety of colors & patterns available in market. Corian also known as acrylic solid surface and it is man-made product which is available in Indian and imported both brands. We recommend using imported brand of corian for better finish and durability, e.g. DuPont, LG, and Samsung.
The best part about corian is that, its joints are almost invisible after installation and it is bendable material, so you can bend in any shape you want. You can choose any color for countertop to match your kitchen furniture like milky white, rose red, fresh green etc.
1. Joints are invisible
2. Bendable material
3. It can be repaired if crack & scratches on countertop
4. You can make corian’s wash basin, bath tub, dining table top, shelves etc.
Price: Starts from Rs.250 per square foot
Thickness: 3mm / 6mm / 12mm
Installation Cost: N/A
4. Italian Granite
Yes Italian granite, many of you heard about Italian marble but not Italian granite, right.
Italian granite is luxurious product for kitchen countertop, many home owners are not aware about this material.
Like Italian marble it is also a natural stone with its unique color and veins. Italian granite comes with factory made polishing which last for many years and almost no maintenance required. It looks elegant when installed in kitchen. If your budget allows then you should go for Italian granite for kitchen countertop.
Popular Italian granite is Blue Pearl, Black pearl, and Splendor White
1. Rough & Tough for use
2. Natural shine last for years
3. Luxuriousness to kitchen
Price: Rs.600 to Rs.700 per sq.ft
Thickness: 18mm / 20 mm
Installation Cost: N/A
Quartz is engineered from crushed quartz, resin and pigments, which is attractive and hard material.
It is available in large variety of colors and patterns to choose from, like any other stone, quartz doesn’t require polishing and sealing so it is ready to use material.
If you want to plan different look for your kitchen then you should think about quartz once. Quartz looks beautiful and one tone when installed on countertop with wall.
1. Heat & scratch resistant
2. Hard and durable
3. You can use it on flooring, wall dado, window frame etc.
Price: Rs.300 to Rs.350 per square foot
Thickness: 12mm / 15mm / 18mm
Installation Cost: N/A
Very nice information.
Please let me what will be the cost of a 9 feet x 9 feet slab of Corian material for kitchen (white).
Hello Ravindra Ji, we are glad that you liked this information.
Corian fabrication cost depends on thickness, size & brand you choose. We will require some more information to give you a rough estimate, please call us.
Need black granite
Nice article!! Just want to know whether te nano white marble gets stains or whether the cut mark of knives persists on the nano white. Plus I want to know whether the shop owners duplicates nano white with any other stuff. And third for use as kitchen slab which grade of nano white is the best for zero maintenance. Thank you.
Nano white marble is also like granite material, you can use it without any hesitation. Shop owner may be sell G4 instead of G5, so it’s better to go with your contractor at the shop.
As per our recommendation, G4 and G5 both are of good quality, but we heard from many homeowners that vendors don’t have G5 stock in the market.
I am looking for Kitchen Whitetop slab with bidding
Hi looking for nano white G5 in Bangalore..do you have any dealer out here.
I am very thankful to you for providing such an awesome blog about the Kitchen Countertop Materials.
Italian granite vendors in delhi/ ncr
Very good article indeed. Please let me know where can I get genuine above mentioned materials in Pune, Maharashtra
Please let me know a) If Corian is scratch proof b) If it is suitable for Indian cooking which uses turmeric powder. c) How does one select the thickness d) What kind of base counter top is required for supporting it. e) If I make the sink of the same material, is it done in situ or at factory?
a) If used gently, then scratch doesn’t develop
b) For that, we recommend using imported brands of Corian like DuPont, LG etc.
c) Required minimum 12mm thickness for countertop
d) For the base, you can use Kadappa or white marble
e) It can be done on site
Just wondering which material from the above is best suited for water with high salt contents. Thank you.
Black granite is the best choice for rough and tough use in Indian kitchens.
Very useful article. We have a 10′ x 8′ kitchen joined with a 12′ x 20 ‘ dining area. How much granite is needed for a typical indian counter top ?
Informative article. Planning for Quartz kitchen countertop. Is there any price range in it and which type is the best.
Urgent required corian top for kitchen
I want to install it in our kitchen in vizag. How can i reach u.. Plz contact 9553578697
Hello Ahmed Ji
Currently, our service is not available in Visakhapatnam. You can call us if you need any information regarding material and installation.
Great Information. Recently a interior designer charged me 550 rupee per sq feet for Nano white glass in my kitchen. Your article was very helpful. Thank you.
Can I use the corian for the kitchen cabinet doors ?
If so where can I get it. ?
Installation available or not ?
Good information thank you
can we use Indian marble for kitchen countertops? if not why not please? we like this website, very useful information
Yes, you can use Indian Baroda green marble on the kitchen countertop. It is also durable and cheaper option for the kitchen countertop. I am using in my kitchen for the last six years and yet there is no problem.
For Kitchen top dado, which is the best material to use as far as scratches or burns are concerned, whether it is Nano White Stone or Corian Marble or what?
You can use Nano white marble or Corian for kitchen wall dado, there is no problem using it. Avoid Corian kitchen countertop in a typical Indian kitchen.
How many & which are good brands of quartz available in Mumbai ? What are the sizes & price ? Is light colour ( leaning towards white) stain resistant ( turmeric, tamarind water, lemon drops etc)
Hi, do u work in noida? Planning to get my kitchen renovated. Please let me know if you could help us for the same.
Amazing post!! Really, I appreciate. You shared valuable information about top 5 kitchen countertop materials such as quartz, Italian granite. Thank you for sharing with us.
Can u knowledge me on alternate cheap version of corien for kitchen top including an idea of installation cost in delhi .how much minimum thick to b used .j need for about three -five years life
Excellent post. We are renovating our bath room in Mumbai.. Where can we get ,small sizes of (2’x3′) quartz or Corain white? Would be grateful for some feed back
Thanks for the nice post. Can you please share Nano white reflects marks of hadli is it heat resistant?
Very good post. It clarified all doubts about kitchen counterpart material. Thank you.
What is the cost . Sq feet for Quartz as am planning asap and let me know the insulation cost as well
Place is in Gunjur – Bangalore
Hi …I am planning to install nano marble stone for kitchen platform…but our builder told us that it doesn’t hold cement and even if glued with glue it will stick only for 2years and after 2 years to comes out…is it true..
I need an enquiry about this please feel free to call me
Our technical person will give you a call shortly. Thanks
Sir composite marble is durable on kitchen countertop or not is it best for ot
I went through lot of information provided on your site. I have newly renovated my kitchen where in as per the architects its g5 used however the same got cracked. Is there a way to repair the same or do I need replace. If so then where can I procure the same. Do you provide such services in mumbai
We are looking for pure white kitchen top slab. Who are the supplier s/vendors in bangalore.pls provide contact info
Is quartz suitable for an Indian kitchen? Is it scratch and stain resistant?
From where nano white marble for kitchen counter is available in Delhi or Gurgaon .
I am a quartz stone slab manufacturer in China. I saw your company online. We can provide quartz slab and would like to seek cooperation with your company. cantact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am thinking to replace the granite top with quartz after I saw one of your video. The price I have been quoted 40k and the reason they explained is that they have to buy an entire price. The price mentioned in this article doesn’t reflect that cost. Could you please advise. Mine is a small u shape kitchen, 7’9×8’7
We have mentioned only quartz slab price per square foot only, it doesn’t include installation & transportation charges with material and labor. I think the contractor has given you the completely new platform making charges with marble verticals and quartz countertop with existing platform breaking, debris removal, and cleaning.
It also depends on the brand you choose for the quartz.
Hey i want to know can i fix corian sheet of minimum thickness above my exiting granite
Looking for white top marble in NOIDA, U.P. can u suggest any vendors with G5 Available..?
I am looking for quartz granite for my kitchen qty 03 sheet of 2.5’x10’ white Color
very good information . thanks a lot
Thanks for this informative article.
Hi, I had a question regarding installation of countertop for modular kitchen where no support work is required, only the wall cutting needs to be done and the counter has to be fixed. What would be the costing for the same? Thanks.